The Royal Society Young People’s Prize shortlist, featuring Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton’s Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes, has been announced. The award aims to promote the best science writing for under-14s.
The judges commented on Davies and Sutton’s work: “You might not have even heard of microbes before reading this book however it brings to life beautifully what they are and why they are so important. It’s also an absolutely gorgeous picture book.”
The other shortlisted works are 365 Science Activities by various authors, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs, Jake’s Bones by Jake McGowan-Lowe, Night Sky Watcher by Raman Prinja, and Utterly Amazing Science by Professor Robert Winston.
Each shortlisted book will be given £1,000, and the winner will be the recipient of £10.000.
Past winners include Mighty Microbes by Thompson Yardley, and The Global Garden by Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels and Corina Fletcher.
The winner will be revealed in November.